We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Friday, June 12, 2015
America’s longtime support for Ukrainian fascists
(I've always found Madsen's reports to be very credible and well-informed in contrast to the Wikipedia entry which I regard as subtly, yet clearly biased against him.)
In this report Madsen provides a lot of post-war history, unknown for obvious reasons to most Americans, about the collaboration of the CIA with former Nazi-connected Ukrainian organizations. Much of this is totally consistent with other reliable sources that I've read in recent years. His history reveals a pattern of US takeover of Nazi and Ukrainian agents and organizations to ramp up anti-Soviet Union post-war operations.
What most people who have been subject to Western ideological conditioning are unaware of is that these capitalist elites have a natural proclivity to fascist governments. They hide this behind a liberal theology about humanitarian concerns, civil rights, and "freedoms". This is a cultural legacy of the capitalist revolutions against monarchies and aristocracies in the 18th century when they needed to enlist the aid of ordinary people to overthrow the older ruling class.
Since then they have reinforced this ideology via education, media, and even entertainment. From experience they have found such indoctrination and management of consent/dissent much more cost-effective than outright police state rule. However, in recent times capitalist ruling classes have often found this legacy less effective because of the many failings of capitalism in the form of persisting unemployment/under-employment, austerity policies, and widespread debt. Hence in the US and other European countries we have seen the appearance of militarized police forces, 24/7 surveillance, and very aggressive treatment of protestors by police forces.
This inclination toward fascism is also clearly revealed in the history of Western ruling classes' ambivalence toward Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Madsen's report casts light on the same phenomenon in post-war Europe regarding US support of Ukrainian Nazis to act as a force against non-capitalist Soviet Union.
(You may also be interested in this piece about Ukraine by F. William Engdahl entitled "An American Oligarch‘s Dirty Tale of Corruption" which is about Soros's major role in Ukrainian affairs as revealed in recent online letters hacked by CyberBerkut.